Black Men In Public Places By Grace Hsiang Summary

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality… I believe that the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Grace Hsiang in “FOBs” vs. “Twinkies” demonstrates the interracial issues happening in the Asian culture. Hsiang displays the interracial matter with the Asian culture and its complexity to embrace all sides of the community. She chooses diction in her writing such as discriminated, marginalized, pressure, and dichotomy to project the tone of her writing. While the article Black Men in Public Places illustrates the stereotypes and intraracial issues within the black men community. In both of these articles, the authors show similarities of discrimination however the articles highlight differences using diction, anecdotes, and tone throughout their writing with the soul purpose to account for racism. The authors write and project towards a certain audience to acknowledged the racial issues the people are still facing.…show more content…
In Black Men and Public Space, Staples uses diction to create a sarcastic and almost humorous tone to get his point across. “As a softy who is scarcely able to take a knife to a raw chicken - let alone hold onto a person’s throat…” (347). Staple writes. Instead of taking a full on negative tone and having no sense of humor in it, Staples shows, no matter what happens to him, sarcasm and humor to lighten the mood of the article. In contrast, Staples chooses to include “ I could cross in front of a car stopped at a traffic light and elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver…” (347). Staples includes this in his article because it it just one example of the problems he faces with society and how it treats him, all because of his
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